Admissions

Location
Altoona, PA
Undergrads
3,660
Tuition (in-state)
$20,794 ($13,900)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
Branch Campus Of
Penn State
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Admissions Statistics

Overall Admissions Statistics
Total Applicants:6,083
Male Applicants:3,055
Female Applicants:3,028
Total Acceptances:5,138
Male Acceptances:2,570
Female Acceptances:2,568
Acceptance Rate:84%
Yield: ? 31%
Contact Admissions
Phone:(814) 949-5466
Email:aaadmit@psu.edu
Web Site:www.aa.psu.edu/admissions
Application Information
Open Admissions:No
Common Application:No
Application Fee:$50
Application Web Site:admissions.psu.edu/apply
Dates To Know Deadline Notification
Regular Decision Rolling Rolling beginning November 1
Must-Reply-By May 1
Admissions
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RequiredRecommendedNeither Required
Nor Recommended
GPA
HS Rank
HS Transcript
College Prep Courses
Recommendations
Audition/Portfolio
SAT/ACT
TOEFL
Freshmen Enrollment Statistics
Total Freshmen Enrollment:1,585
Full-Time Male Enrollment:846
Full-Time Female Enrollment:731
Part-Time Male Enrollment:1
Part-Time Female Enrollment:7
Waitlist Statistics
Applicants Placed: ? Not Reported
Applicants Accepting: ? Not Reported
Students Enrolled: ? Not Reported
Transfer Statistics
Applications Received:214
Applicants Accepted:90
Students Enrolled:60

Standardized Tests Statistics

Standardized Test Scores Critical Reading Math Writing Composite (out of)
SAT (25th - 75th Percentile) 440 - 540 460 - 560 440 - 530 1340 - 1630 (2400)
ACT (25th - 75th Percentile) 20 - 24 20 - 25 7 - 8 21 - 25 (36)
General Statistics
Top 10% of HS Class:6%
SAT/ACT Required:Either
Students Submitting SAT:91%
Students Submitting ACT:7%
SAT Subject Test Requirements
Not Reported

Facts & Statistics

Tips for Getting In
Have a good GPA if your SAT score is not great.
Things I Wish I Knew Before Coming To School
  • Having a car is a useful thing.
  • The Altoona area is fairly boring for those under 21.
  • The kicking of ducks is illegal and punishable by expulsion.
  • The University raises tuition every two years depending on your status (freshmen, sophomore, junior, senior).
  • The weather changes its mind constantly.
  • Wehnwood Court (off-campus apartments) is extremely hot no matter what the temperature is outside.
Interviews & Information Sessions
Campus visits include an information session and a campus tour. The entire visit lasts about 1.5 hours. To schedule a visit, go to the Penn State Altoona admissions website.
Campus Tours
Campus tours are offered regularly. They are given by Lion Ambassadors, who are current students. To schedule a tour, which is conducted in conjunction with an information, visit the admissions website.
Did You Know?
The Lion Ambassadors are the students who conduct the campus tours and they are usually the same students who also opt to be orientation leaders, so ask them about more than just the scenery and classes.
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